Levittown Man Guilty In Landlord’s Attempted Murder

A Levittown man was found guilty Thursday of trying to kill his landlord last year amid a fit of rage that led to a two-hour-long standoff with Nassau County police.

Rohan Kahn faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. The Nassau County jury found Kahn guilty of attempted murder, reckless endangerment, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Following the jury’s guilty verdict, acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas acknowledged the efforts of officers who were able to contain Kahn’s “outburst of outrageous violence,” according to a statement released by her office.

Prosecutors said Kahn was home during the afternoon of Feb. 11, 2014, when he got into a heated argument with his then-51-year-old landlord.

The spat turned violent with Kahn pulling the landlord inside the house and assaulting him. As the landlord tried to run away, Singas said, Kahn fired at least five shots from a rifle in the man’s direction, striking the victim’s car and causing shattered glass to injure his face. A 54-year-old woman was also injured by shattered glass when Kahn fired at her car as the landlord sought safety inside it, prosecutors said.

The shooting caused officials to place the Island Trees School District on lockdown.

When police arrived, Kahn barricaded himself inside his home, prosecutors said. Hostage negotiators arrived on the scene, as did Nassau police’s Bureau of Special Operations, the K-9 unit and aviation. Kahn surrendered two hours later.

Kahn is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 4.

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